18.12.2022 / 12:33
Austin Butler SINGS hit Elvis song Blue Christmas on Saturday Night Live for Cecily Strong
Austin Butler stepped onto the Saturday Night Live stage to make his anticipated hosting debut for the show's special Christmas episode.To close out the episode, the 31-year-old star had the chance to dive back into the his critically acclaimed Elvis role to sing Blue Christmas as a final farewell to SNL comedian, Cecily Strong, as she officially departed the show after 11 seasons.The Golden Globe nominated actor also gave a heartfelt opening monologue, as he recalled watching SNL as a child with his late mother, and then dedicated his time on the show to her: 'That's for you, mom.' Special serenade: Austin Butler, 31, sang the hit Elvis song, Blue Christmas, in dedication to Cecily Strong departing from Saturday Night Live At the very end of the episode, the last skit was dedicated to Cecily, who was leaving the show. The sketch took place at Radio Shack, with Kenan Thompson saying a few words to Cecily on her last day on the job. 'She'd have a power and joy to her performance that made you remember why you loved working at radio shack in the first place,' he stated, referencing to her work on SNL over the years.